We have several requests for the following scenario:
Single machine capable of dual booting either WinNT WS 4.0 or Solaris
We have proceeded through the NT WS installation, partitoned
appropriately, then gone through the Solaris installation being
careful not to overrun the NT. When Solaris has completed
installation, when we go back and try to access the NT partition using
Solaris Boot Manager, we get an NT blue screen stating the boot
partiton is invalid.
We have tried the following fixes: Installing NT with FAT-only
partitions, using FDISK to do partitoning vs. using NT, and changing
the active partition though FDISK to the NT partiton with similar
Resouces are not a problem, most the machines we are installing to are
Pentium II, 266 Mhz+, with 9+gb HD storage.
Does Solaris wipe out the NT boot block or boot manager during it's
install? Anybody with additional information is welcome to e-mail me
directly or post for everyone's enjoyment. Of course Sun and
Microsoft have been contacted and have been absolutly no help with
their recommendation being to invest in a 3rd party boot block manager
(like System Commander). We would prefer not to do this because of
additional installation time involved as well as licensing issues.
Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
USC/Information Sciences Inst..
Information Processing Center